Do emails sent using php count towards hosting email limits?


My hosting provider (GoDaddy) limits email to 499 emails an hour. I’m not sure if this limit includes emails that are sent using phpList and the mail() function.

Does anyone know?

If I’m not mistaken, does the mail() function need an SMTP server to send emails? And that would be configured in the php.ini file in the root?

Thank you!

Well, I just answered my own question. The following is from concerning the mail() function.

PHP Mail Introduction

The mail() function allows you to send emails directly from a script.


For the mail functions to be available, PHP requires an installed and working email system. The program to be used is defined by the configuration settings in the php.ini file.


The mail functions are part of the PHP core. There is no installation needed to use these functions.

Runtime Configuration

The behavior of the mail functions is affected by settings in php.ini:

So I guess the answer is yes.

Than brings me to my next question. What bulk email service will not filter my emails for “objectionable content” that challenges mainstream narratives?